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Golden Pear Grant Recipient Announcement


Golden Pear Grant Recipients Will Be Announced Today

During Live Facebook Stream

MAITLAND, Fla. (October 26, 2022) – The American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) will announce the name of recipient organizations for the 2022 Golden Pear Grants during a live stream on Facebook at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time zone.

“We are delighted to announce the names of the recipient organizations today during a live Facebook stream. Once the social media streaming announcement concludes, we will contact each of the recipients by phone or email,” said Deborah Marshall, Chief Operating Officer. “With over 2500 applicants the decisions were not easy, because each organization is deserving.”

“This has been a challenging year for many nonprofit organizations, and it is our honor to support them through our unrestricted Golden Pear Grants and the other programs offered by AmFund,” she continued. “Today marks another milestone for our organization and we are honored to share it with those that do so much in our communities. The Golden Pear is part of our logo and symbolizes good health, prosperity, longevity, and future happiness – all the things we hope for these worthy organizations.”

Each year AmFund, approves and partners with over 500 organizations throughout the United States and provides unrestricted funds to support important causes ranging from the arts; veterans’ services; senior and youth programs; animal rescues and therapies; and humanitarian relief. Over the past 23 years, AmFund has distributed over $44 million to worthy organizations through its sponsorship of events and over $250K in grants since 2020.

For more information about AmFund visit their website at or request an appointment with one of their team members by contacting

Media Contact: Deborah Marshall Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (407) 895-8000

About the American Fundraising Foundation

Each year, the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) carefully chooses organizations to support through sponsorship of events, year-end grant distribution, virtual silent auctions, and other programs to raise much-needed unrestricted funds for the important mission of those organizations. AmFund currently partners with over 500 organizations in support of their funding needs.

The national headquarters of AmFund is located in Florida and opens its training center to nonprofit organizations for lunch and learns as well as special programs. Its Educational Foundation is a Federally recognized 501(c)3 and provides professional training for Development Directors, Executive Directors, Board Members, and others leveraging more than two decades of fundraising experience. It offers expertise in a wide variety of topics for groups ranging in size from 12 to 1000.

Since its inception in 1999, the American Fundraising Foundation has distributed more than $44 million for worthy causes. Its signature silent auctions featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences are presented at organizations’ special events, whether in person, virtual or hybrid events, drawing admiration, praise and excitement as the entire process elevates the event in the eyes of patrons, board members and the community.

Additionally, AmFund annually donates unrestricted funds known as Golden Pear Grants, to select organizations.

The Golden Pear, prominently part of AmFund’s logo, is deeply rooted in history as well as in its mission. Throughout history, even before the written word, the pear has been honored as a sacred fruit signifying wisdom, prosperity, good health, longevity, and future happiness – all the things Amfund seeks for its nonprofit partners.

For more information about AmFund, visit or call (407) 895-8000.

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